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Kemnay FC  Under 15's
 vs
East End BC Under 15's 
 
 
 
Competition: 15's ADJFA B League
Venue: Bogbeth Park
Date: 13/05/2012
 
 
 
Author: Kieran Buxton
 
 
 
Kemnay managed to avoid a devastating blow to their promotion hopes thanks to a near last minute winner in their game against East End at a blustery and cold Bogbeth Park on Sunday afternoon. The hosts went into the match knowing that only a win - despite their games in hand - would suffice to ensure the pressure was firmly on the teams above them; Culter Colts, Peterhead BC and Bervie Thistle respectively, in the chase for promotion to the ADJFA “A League” for next season.
 
East End BC, the opponents, were comfortably perched in mid-table following a five game undefeated run coming into the match which included four wins and on paper, it was suggestive of a tough task for Kemnay against an in-form side, which, indeed it was.
 
Kemnay kicked off to start the first half and initially, dominated the possession inside the East End half without really creating a clear cut chance.
 
East End’s first venture up the pitch in the fourth minute was from a looping Daren Milne ball over the defence for Dominic Whyte but Kemnay’s Fraser Cheyne was equal to Whyte’s pace and knocked it out for a corner. A series of corners followed as East End began to put pressure on the home side, with another fine Reece Matthew in swinging corner eluding everyone in the box.
 
It took a while for the game to settle down, but, in the 11th minute, the breakthrough was made by East End as a poor defensive clearance fell to Dominic Whyte who rifled the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal past the outstretched arm of James Duncan. 
 
Kemnay then began to press again following the goal and they began probing the East End defence with sustained pressure, with Alexander Walker’s free kick confidently punched away by goalkeeper Jack Moir. East End were still dangerous when they broke forward but Kemnay began to hold onto possession. 
 
The home side were rewarded for such pressure in the 32nd minute of the match when Alexander Walker’s inswinging corner looped in towards the back post and some defensive hesitation resulted in a series of ricochets coming last off an East End player and the ball was judged to have crossed the line by referee Darryl Peers - despite a last ditch clearance - to make the game level at 1-1.
 
Another corner for Kemnay nearly made it 2-1 as another Walker delivery reached an unmarked Matthew Ogden but although adjusting to make the header, it looped just over the bar to the relief of East End.
 
The rest of the half was an evenly matched affair mainly fought out in the middle third of the pitch with half chances being comfortably dealt with by each team’s defence.

Half Time: Kemnay BC Under 15’s 1 - 1 East End BC Under 15’s
 
The second half started much like the first, Kemnay started off quickest but as East End settled they began spreading the play well and with a number of pacy players, made some good moves around the pitch. Like the chance in the first half, Darren Milne played a good through ball to Dominic Whyte but once again, Fraser Cheyne was there to clear the danger.
 
The Kemnay breakthrough came 10 minutes after the re-start. A strong defence clearance from the Kemnay backline bounced generously and eluded an East End defender to fall for Matthew Ogden on the left wing. Using his physical strength, he managed to avoid a number of challenges to reach the by-line and knock it across to the awaiting Iain Kelly who, on the turn, hit a powerful shot which a diving Jack Moir did well to get a hand to, but could not prevent it from nestling in the right hand corner of the net, making it 2-1 to the hosts.
 
East End were resistant though, and their technical ability showed seven minutes later when a lovely move, started on the right spread across the width of the pitch as Michal Biesek, Michael Turner and Dominic Whyte exchanged intricate passes to allow a through ball for the latter to side foot past an on rushing James Duncan to level the score.
 
This made for a thrilling finish due to the situation the hosts found themselves in and both teams found themselves pushing for winners. Kemnay’s Iain Kelly evaded a few challenges down the left but his cross came at an awkward height for Ogden in the box who could only instinctly divert the ball goal wards with his knee but it was to no avail.
 
Michel Biesek was then to try for the visitors, a great piece of skill meant he went past two defenders to find himself through on goal from the left side of the box but his shot went agonisingly wide.
 
The game was then once again left to play itself out in midfield, and with Kemnay requiring a win, a number of attacking tactics were implemented by the home side, which were to pay off.
 
In the 76th minute, a fine run forward from Kemnay’s Fraser Cheyne who muscled his way past two midfielders in the centre of the field in the East End half allowed him to thread a ball through to Ogden on the right hand side. After taking a touch, he hit a wonderful cross which escaped Moir’s reach for Alexander Walker to head home into an empty net, sparking a celebration of relief and joy from the Kemnay support. It was a swift and well-executed move from the home side.
 
Sean Rennie's ambitious volley towards the Kemnay goal from the best part of 35 yards was well struck and had Kemnay on edge as it looped goalwards but it creeped just over and Kemnay prevailed in an enthralling match as referee Darryl Peers blew the final whistle.

Full Time: Kemnay FC Under 15's 3 - 2 East End BC Under 15's 
 
An excellent game of football was played considering the windy conditions. East End will feel unlucky to take nothing from the game with their technical ability just not quite enough to hold on against a physically imposing Kemnay team, with both teams showing their strengths well in the game. A highly entertaining match, played with high sportsmanship and allowing the host’s to keep their campaign for promotion to the A-League moving.
Kemnay FC Under 15's
East End BC Under 15's
1. James Duncan
2. Kyle Love
3. Connor Hunter
4. Alexander Walker (C)
5. Adam Bunton
6. Iain Kelly
7. Fraser Cheyne
8. James Mitchell
9. Evan MacDonald
10. Sean Reid
11. Callum Moore
Substitutes:
12. George Innes
13. Liam Caird
14. Matthew Ogden
15. Declan Brooks
 
1. Jack Moir
2. Jordan Simpson
3. Steven Dornan
4. Liam Davidson
5. Lewis Fraser
6. Dominic Whyte
7. Tyler Crawford (C)
8. Brandon Gibb
9. Christopher Luty
10. Darren Milne
11. Reece Matthew
Substitutes:
12. Adam Affendi
13. Michal Biesek
14. Sean Rennie
15. Ewan Nicholson
16. Michael Tucker
 
 
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Givova UK Man of the Match: 
Alexander Walker - Excellent deliveries at set-pieces and there to head home the winner.
Givova UK Man of the Match: 
Dominic Whyte - Caused the home defence trouble with his pace and trickery and got on the scoresheet twice
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